Arne Jacobsen (1902-1971) was a Danish architect and designer. He is perhaps best known for his contribution to the architectural functionalism and for his simple but effective chair designs.
He was born on 11 February 1902 in Copenhagen. He originally wanted to become a painter, but his father encouraged him to study architecture. After a short time as an apprentice to a bricklayer, Jacobsen was accepted at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. From 1924 to 1927 he studied under the famous architects Kay Fisker and Kaj Gottlob.